Schleiermacher's Theology of Sin and Nature: Agency, Value, and Modern Theology

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The book approaches Schleiermacher on sin with respect to three themes: one, its power to transcend an intractable metaethical dilemma at the heart of modern debates over sin; two, its intended compatibility with natural science; and three, a re-evaluation of its place, and so Schleiermacher’s place, in the history of theology. It solves and dissolves problems arising simultaneously from natural science, confessional theology, ethics, and metaphysics in a single, integrated account using Schleiermacher’s understudied thought from his dogmatics The Christian Faith. In contrast to the account sometimes given of modern theology as marked by a break with “Greek metaphysics,” Schleiermacher’s account is shown to stand in stark contrast by retrieving, not excising, ancient thought in service of an account of sin adequate to natural science.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAbingdon
Number of pages214
ISBN (Electronic)9780429199059
ISBN (Print)9780367188986
Publication statusPublished - 30 Apr 2020

Publication series

NameRoutledge New Critical Thinking in Religion, Theology and Biblical Studies


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